Review: ‘The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One’ By Amanda Lovelace

‘The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One’

By Amanda Lovelace

Book 3 in the Women are some kind of Magic Collection

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing
Date: 2019
Pages: 191
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Non Fiction
Genre:  Poetry
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks

Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final installment in her “women are some kind of magic” series, featuring a foreword from Lang Leav and 13 guest poems from leading voices in poetry such as Nikita Gill, KY Robinson, and Orion Carloto.

The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

After absolutely LOVING ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’ I knew I needed to pick up more of Amanda Lovelace’s writing. Now, I know what you are thinking, ‘why did you read the first in the collection and then the third? what about number 2?’ I’m going to be honest here, I did not realise that ‘The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In this One’ was the 3rd collection. But here we are…

I loved collection 3 just as much as the first collection. I was truly ready to dive headfirst into everything and just consume all of Lovelace’s writing. I started highlighting the things that really stuck with me in ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’ and I continued in ‘The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One’ and I highlighted even more, I felt like I could connect with so many moments throughout the collection.

There are references and Ode’s to many classic literature writers which I absolutely love. It had me rereading the poems in search of the connections.

‘The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One’ is a fantastic conclusion to some raw and deep poetry collections.

Ease of reading: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 10/10
Stars: 5/5

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